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  1. ericrayl

    2019 Van Isle 360

    Thanks for sharing the video, and congratulations on a well sailed race! I was on Freja.
  2. ericrayl

    Craigslist Finds

    Yup, D&M hulls, and later GMW (Great Midwest) hulls are much better.
  3. ericrayl

    Here Comes The Night

    VanIsle 360 2019, downhill ride to Victoria. Wind 25, eventually building to 37 AF1QipO4lT1fEQo-xfsfq8QmPJUmsEoXzowmodMnHJTQ[1]
  4. ericrayl

    Craigslist Finds

    Since you asked, no, Clark and good don't go together. My observation is Clark boats are the worst for hulls getting soft.
  5. ericrayl

    Annapolis Q's-survey etc.

    Both Robert Noyce and Derek Rhymes seem to have excellent reputations and have some availability. Any other suggestions would be welcomed.
  6. ericrayl

    Annapolis Q's-survey etc.

    To your point, I did intend to put this thread on the SA forum. It got here by error and then I couldn't figure out how to move it. Since the signal to noise ration is generally a lot better here I thought I'd see what happened. If the boat will get raced across the pacific ocean, does that make it OK for this forum? Sent you a PM.
  7. ericrayl

    Annapolis Q's-survey etc.

    A thread for you to study:
  8. Surveyor recommendations? 40' racer/cruiser. If it makes any difference an expert in finding wet core, not because I suspect it but because anything else I'll find myself Boat is presently in the water at Port Annapolis Marina-is that as good a place as any to hang it in slings during the survey? If I go through with this, what yard to park it on the hard for some period while road transport is arranged. Ideally the same place where the rig would get pulled and packed, etc. Thanks!
  9. ericrayl

    Henderson 30?

    Mbowick did not buy the Hendo for sale in Seattle owned by your friend and mine, it's still available at what I consider a ridiculously good price.
  10. ericrayl

    Henderson. 30

    Sent you a PM
  11. Hmmm, unless you're going to essentially move out of your live aboard every time you race, you ought to think about a heavier boat that will be less impacted by all your live aboard stuff.
  12. Get on the waiting list for Sail Sand Point, something should open up this Winter.
  13. There are LOTS of pictures of modern thistle rigging here, both on newer and very old woodie hulls: That thing you're calling a topping lift block (correctly) is for a spinnaker pole topping lift, not for the mainsail. Outhaul, hard to respond to that question as there are many different setups. Are we talking a wood or aluminum boom? On my boat the aluminum boom has a cast cap with an integral pulley for wire rope, and the purchase is forward on the underside of the boom where the wire exits.
  14. ericrayl

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    No names on dinghies. This started when I was sailing with an ex-navy guy and the topic came up. He said "The lifeboats on my ship didn't have names, and they were 40' long"
  15. ericrayl

    I just bought a 'Mystery Dingy'! What is it?

    Many rotating mast steps are nothing more than a delrin ball on the end of a piece of thereaded rod, see or google "catamaran mast step" and look at images. I might approach this by setting up the mast on some wood blocks to figure out how tall the mast step assembly should be so as to put the shrouds and headstay all in the middle of their adjustment range. After that weld a stainless nut to a plate, get a piece of stainless threaded rod and the ball and away you go.